Annual overview



Modules 1

January Easter


Modules 2



Modules 3

Weekly overview

What do we want with Creative Lab?

About this stream

Creative Lab is designed for you as a musician, singer and producer, at Creative Lab you have the opportunity to develop your creativity, in music, singing, songwriting, production and performance.
The year is designed to take you step by step, into a development of your talent, we focus on developing creativity, inspired by different arts such as theatre, stage performance and poetry etc. Then we use the inspiration we get to create our own expressions through new songs, new arranged covers and more. In this way we ensure that the inspiration we take in also has an output.
Once the songs have been written, we focus on producing the songs. We spend time, in our own studio with professional producers, going through the whole production process. In addition, the High School's own studio is available to Creative Lab students throughout the year, even outside of class hours. In addition, some time outside of "normal" class time is spent creating, writing, recording and producing what we have been working on.
We will, at selected events, (Open mic nights, special events) take the opportunity to showcase our songs as well. works. In addition, some weeks will be spent working with a physical theatre teacher, working on the expression we have on a stage.
Throughout the year, time is spent creating and preparing works for performance so that the student gains experience in designing, planning and executing in performing and creating an atmosphere.


Creative Lab students perform at various events at Acts Academy. The events are evenings focused around performance, such as Open Mic Nights, concerts etc. Your teacher will help you create a piece that suits you and your level. However, it is the student's responsibility to manage their schedule, which means the student must set aside time to practice in order to be ready to perform at the events mentioned.


Acts Academy and Creative Lab are hosting OneHeart, a conference for worship and techniques teams. OneHeart brings together worship teams from churches around Denmark and abroad. They gather for a week of networking, training and the opportunity to learn from leaders in various creative fields relevant to the local church. * Creative Lab students attend the conference, OneHeart, as part of their course and programme.

Songwriting Camp

It brings together professional Danish as well as foreign songwriters and producers across church communities. The Songwriting Camp is held in January at Acts Academy. Here new songs are written that can go across churches in Denmark. As a Creative Lab student, this is your opportunity to work alongside professionals in songwriting and production. In addition, there is the invaluable experience, as well as. the chance to meet and network with professionals in this field. Who knows, maybe you'll help create the next great Danish song of praise? * Creative Lab students are included as participants in the Songwriting Camp as part of their course and program. Equipment Requirements In the school studio we have Logic and Ableton available for use.

Equipment requirements

In the school studio we have Logic and Ableton, which can be used. It is an advantage that you have your own instrument and laptop, and preferably with a DAW program such as Logic, or Ableton. At the school we have instruments that can be borrowed, but not for a whole year, so bring your own that you would like to develop on.

Study tour

Every other year we go on a stream relevant study trip, where we visit churches. There is a lot of great music around the world, and so we want to see what is happening elsewhere in the world. Typically a study tour involves: live theatre, live music, concerts and church visits. We spend time with producers in their studios, enjoying architecture as well as. other aspects of creativity that inspire us as Music creators.  

Mission trips

All students go on mission trips, where we go out and help organisations in different countries. On the mission trip, we like to equip Creative Lab students with works they can perform that can be used to communicate the gospel, with a focus on communicating beyond language barriers. Creative Lab students are often the ones who lead worship during mission trips.

In this stream you will learn:

+ Getting proficient in songwriting
+ The process of producing a song from idea to release
+ Tools to get into a creative process faster
+ Believing in yourself as an artist

Meet your teachers

Esben Dulwich Engholm

Stream leader

Esben is educated in creativity and innovation, he is an experienced worshipper and songwriter. With 22 years of experience in praise management and head of creative teams, he will equip the students to make an impression. Esben has a great passion for promoting praise nationally as well as internationally. In addition, Esben has a great ability to do this in both theory and practice, so they come together.

What do we want with Communication & Storytelling?

About this stream

This stream is about developing yourself as a communicator!
There are many ways you can be effective as a communicator: you can be it through public speaking, through writing works and even through using other creative expressions like theatre, music, art, dance etc.
There are also many means of communication today that we need to explore. From social media, video production, podcasting, blogging to the old fashioned live performances and much more.

In all these different expressions and means, there are 3 things needed for an effective impact:

1. You need a message: silence should only be broken if you have something important to say.

2. You need a story: a story is the most powerful way to tell the world about an idea (quote from Robert Mackie)

3. You need training: communication works for those who work at it.
(quote from John Powell) Every person in the world has a lifetime of stories in them, waiting for the opportunity to be unleashed. Your voice matters and your stories make a difference. This is what Communication & Storytelling is all about: giving you a place and the tools to share ideas and meaningful stories so you can have impact by offering transformative experiences to whoever will listen.

If you attend this stream you will take part in learning how to become a better public speaker and/or writer. You will also delve into the world of Storytelling and develop your skills to share meaningful ideas through poignant narratives. You will also have opportunities to speak/share from the stage and share your personal world with an audience through creative works. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to develop individual/group projects where you can engage more with contemporary means of communication.

On this stream you will learn about:

+ Tips to become an effective and motivating
public speaker
+ Tips to become a better writer
+ Tips to perform better on stage
+ Basic skills related to Storytelling
+ Using at least one contemporary communication tool
(SM, blog, video, podcast etc.)
+ Finding your voice

Meet your teachers

Kate Favre

Steam Leader

Kate is from Switzerland and is responsible for 'Imprint' Communication & Storytelling. She is a skilled and sought after communicator. In addition, she teaches leadership and other topics related to personal faith. In addition, Kate is studying theology.

Leadership & Innovation

About this stream

It all comes down to leadership, and whether your skills in this area have been developed and shaped by others who know leadership in practice. Jesus led the way as the ultimate example of a good leader. He created a team that changed the world through their courage and innovation. But it didn't start there; they started fearful and out of control. Good leaders are not born, they are shaped and developed. That's what we do at Acts Academy.

We invite you to join a track where you'll learn about leadership, being authentic, building dynamic teams, resolving conflict, creating and transforming culture, and taking a vision from dream to reality. Whether you want to start a new association, a church, a business or just become a better leader in the church or community, you will get the tools from the best leaders from an international network of both churches and businesses.

At Acts Academy, future leaders are shaped for communities, churches and society. Through theory, discipleship, mentoring and practical application, we create leaders who can demonstrate courage, take responsibility, build teams, develop people and create change.

We mean it when we say we will develop and bring out the best in you. In an environment where there are high expectations, clear boundaries and an expectation of personal empathy, as well as a desire to learn and grow, you will develop into a leader who can be innovative, courageous and able to make an impact.

In the Leadership and Innovation track, we work on leadership in three areas: leading yourself, leading others and leading in context. Each area is touched upon several times during the year. We work with courses of about three weeks at a time, where teaching is given, group assignments are made, reflection is done, work is done in mentor groups, etc. We want to leave room for the material to be worked on in both theory and practice. Therefore, project management will also be taught and there will be various management challenges, such as managing the mission trip. During the year, there will be three written assignments (approximately 1,000 words), which can be written in English or Danish.

No prior leadership experience is required, but we expect everyone to be serious about the subject and open to learning. A compendium of material for preparation and further self-study will be produced.

In this stream you will learn:

+ Leading oneself
+ Leading others
+ Leading in context

Meet your teachers

Stig Hagen

Stream leader

Stig teaches at Acts Academy, will lead the course and also teach. He is an entrepreneur with years of experience as a daily manager, organisational leader and pastor. He also holds a master's degree in leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition, a number of other exciting faculty are associated with the program.

What you get out of Life Skills

About this stream

Life skills programme gives you the tools to master your life, to experience meaning, to belong and to be part of a larger community.

Life skills programme where community, education, shared activities, games, outings and fun with a lot of new people are the focus.
Life Skills Programme is part of a Bible school course. Some of the time you follow the lessons in Life Skills. The rest of the time you are with the other students, including classes on theology, society, Bible, communication, etc. and our morning gatherings.

All of this will reinforce some of the life skills and insights that are relevant in your daily life, but also when you want to actively engage in society.

What you will get from Life Skills

You will have the opportunity for positive self-development and to acquire new social, personal and professional perspectives.We want to empower you as a whole person. Strengthen your belief in yourself, as being valuable, strengthen the understanding of yourself in the community with others, as well as strengthen the possibility to find space for thoughts about existential questions, thoughts about God and faith.
Based on the themes: living with yourself, living with others, living in society and living with God, you will be guided throughout the course through active participation and exercises in the classroom as well as practical work.
This stream will also help to determine your future plans.

In this stream you will learn:

+ Social inclusion rather than loneliness
+ Make healthy life choices
+ Understand yourself and your emotions
+ How to deal with stress
+ Social media, but how?
+ Take control of your finances
+ Achieve job readiness
+ Get the best personal appearance
+ Democratic education
+ Learn to manage yourself
+ Communicate so you are understood
+ Practical tasks

Practical tasks
Daily chores at the college
Volunteering at a second-hand shop in cooperation with Blue Cross*
Collecting furniture, clothes, etc.
Various work in the shop, including sorting clothes, selling clothes, etc.
Helping in the Foodbank*
driving out and collecting surplus food at shops
packing food
distributing/preparing food for citizens
* both under the leadership of FamilieNetværk, Kolding

Duration and price

Read more on New student. Depending on your specific situation, there may be different possibilities for financial support for your stay, either from your municipality, from pools at the school or other. Please call us to talk about what it might look like for you in your situation.

Service Internship

Acts Academy is the church's training ground and the place where employees and leaders can get relevant training for their personal life and development - which is therefore also relevant to the churches. We call it Church-Based Bible school.
In class and in daily life, the local church and service play a major role; you can notice the close connection and collaboration between the school and church.

Internship in your own local church

To ensure maximum benefit from the teaching we provide at Acts Academy, we make arrangements with local churches for placements. This takes place on Friday-Sunday and is based on an agreement between the student, the local church and Acts Academy. The agreement includes a description of tasks, expected follow-up, finances, residence during the weekend, and anything else that is relevant to creating a good and beneficial internship experience for both the church and the student.

Where internships are not possible with one's local church, arrangements are made with other churches. A number of students are involved in Church City, including the extensive social work that is done, but this also depends on agreements there about content and framework.

Most pupils return on Sunday evenings and participate as far as possible in the Church Village Evening Service.

"The service internship was for me an opportunity to be stretched in my capacity. I felt God speaking to me to 'make myself available for the body' and although there was some discomfort associated with being stretched, I have experienced God's pleasure in my obedience."


Unique opportunity for pastors and other leaders in churches

In churches there are many volunteers who do a lot. No church wants to be without its talented people for long. But in fact many churches express a desire for the best to become even better! That's why it's now becoming popular in several places to have 'interns', another word for a give-a-year staff member.

We offer a set-up based on this thinking. Four days a week we offer top-class training here at the school. It is teaching focused on giving students a healthy identity, a faith foundation in life, decency, Christlikeness, relationship building skills and an understanding of their calling and gifts in life. The teaching is relevant to life and transferable into practice. We put it this way: we give them impressions that transform their expression and enable them to make an impact and inspire the following of Jesus everywhere in society.

It is our expectation that you as churches are keeping close to the student and give them input and feedback on their practice. In this way you will continue relationship to the student and rejoice in the development that is taking place in the individual - and in your congregation.

It's win-win.

Pastors, youth leaders, etc. are very welcome to contact us to learn more about this collaboration.

"It has been great to have Daniel as an intern in Silkeborg Frikirke. Throughout the process, the Bible school's desire to support the life of the local church has been evident in the approach to the tasks that Daniel had to solve. As a local church, it is super valuable to have a student in internship who has both the skills AND the heart to serve with locally. We'd be happy to do it again!"

Christian Tycksen

Bachelor in Theology

We have partnered with Global University to offer the opportunity to earn ECTS points towards an accredited programme for those students who wish to.
Studying the Bible and Theology at Acts Academy gives you the opportunity to learn about God In a faith-based environment.You will follow the general Acts Academy curriculum, but will also receive assignments that must be completed in order to be accredited. We have designed a three-year undergraduate programme called 'The Way to Ministry'.

Acts year 1

Module 1
+ Spiritual Intelligence
+ Formation
+ Introduction to the Old Testament
+ Hermeneutics: Understanding the Bible
+ Theology: Humanity and Sin

Module 2
Spiritual Intelligence
+ Church History: Church History: Pentecost to the Reformation
+ Ministry: The Great Commission
+ Introduction to the New Testament
+ Theology: Salvation

Module 3

+ Spiritual Intelligence
+ Society  

Acts year 2*

Module 1
+ compact course
- Acts of the Apostles
- Bible and Church
+ preparation and preaching of biblical messages
+ Paul's letters of salvation: Galatians and Romans

Module 2
+ compact course
- The Pentateuch
+ The Bible and mission
Civilisation: the French Revolution and up to the present day

Module 3
+ compact course
- people and their faith
+ apologetics

* The following will be available in 2023.
Subject to change.

Acts year 3*

Module 1
+ compact course
- cristology
- wisdom literature
+ pneumatology
+ intercultural communication

Module 2
+ 12-week internship

Module 3
+ compact course
- The Corinthian Letters
+ Introduction to Philosophy

*Following coming in 2024.
Right to change reserved.

The way to

Personal Development

When you choose to be a student at the school for a whole year, we offer a different personality test. It will give you insight into your strengths, how you work best, alone and in teams. You will be able to use your personality profile even after your time as a student, when applying for jobs, finding training, or serving with your local church.We work with People Tools and use their tools and profiles, which are developed in Denmark.The test, and the resulting profile, tells us not only about how you are wired, but also how you best work with others and in teams. The result can be an eye-opener and allows you to work on yourself. Your mentor will also use it as a starting point for development discussions.

People tools

We mean it when we say we want to develop and bring out the best in you!

All our mentors are certified to use the People Tools tool.

The test taken is individual and takes place online. Once your profile is completed, you will review it with one of our certified mentors and it will be agreed how it can be used going forward and in what areas you want to work on yourself.

There will also be joint events where some of the People Tools will be used in different exercises.

To ensure the best possible development of students, we offer all students a mentoring scheme at the school's expense.

Mentoring sessions are offered to all pupils to help them achieve personal goals. Students meet with their mentor for approximately one hour every two weeks. The mentor is the pupil's contact person at school and therefore follows the pupil closely. Your mentor will help you achieve your goals and develop your potential. You will be given concrete tools that will enable you to become the best version of the person God created you to be.

Supervisor in service internship

We mean it when we say we want to develop and bring out the best in you!

All students have a supervisor assigned to their service placement. These supervisors will also help provide you with input and feedback on what you are working on. They will guide you so that you understand your role in the internship and have the best opportunity to succeed and grow.

Traveling is an adventure!

Several times a year we travel. The trips provide some unique experiences, often in a foreign culture, in unfamiliar surroundings, and under conditions that are different from what we are used to. It brings us closer together, teaches us new things, and gives us new experiences and friends for life.


When we start up in August and January, we go on a start-up tour. This is often a few days in a scenic setting. It's a great opportunity to get to know each other in conditions that are completely different from our everyday lives. There is challenging, inspiring, laughing and a lot of team-building. It's also a great opportunity to seek even closer to God, to experience the work of the Holy Spirit and get a sense of what's in store for the rest of the course.

It is on the start-up trips that we begin the work of knocking the rust off and setting in motion a process of personal change and development. After all, we believe that every human being contains the seeds of something great.

Study Trips

This autumn, the focus is on the study tour. We are working on these trips to support the teaching of the stream each student has to follow on Wednesdays: Creative Lab, Communication & Storytelling, or Leadership & Innovation

Mission Trips

Travel is adventure, but it's more than that. It's a helping hand to the local churches in the countries we visit. We want every student to choose one of the two trips we offer, so they can get out and try out what they've learned at Acts Academy.

Of course, we come with a generous and serving spirit and help with whatever is needed. We usually get involved in practical work, social work, prison mission, teaching, worship, intercession and much more. It's a great opportunity to both give and learn across cultures and backgrounds.

We partner with churches and organizations around the world and choose different destinations from year to year. As the student has to pay for the trip, there will be both a cheaper trip in Europe and a slightly more expensive one to Africa or Asia. Whenever possible, we stay with private families wherever we go.

Mission trips in the spring typically last 8-16 days and cost 3-10,000 DKK.

Follow-up meeting

Acts Academy is participating in the biggest political festival in Denmark - Folkemødet on Bornholm in June. It is a big event with many people, where there is plenty of opportunity to discuss politics and values, but also to listen to different views on life. We help out in the tent, Between Heaven and Earth, where we help organise and host great debates. It is a great opportunity as a Bible school student to reflect on the society you are part of, but also be part of expressing yourself in society with your faith and the learning you have gained from Bible school.

Impact weeks

Acts Academy offers During the year exciting Impact courses. These are weeks where classes are open to guests and focus on one central theme, often taken from one of the three tracks. The teaching will be common to all, and will come from competent and inspiring guest speakers from home and abroad.

Most Impact courses start on Monday morning at 8.15 and end on Friday morning with breakfast. However, each course is slightly different, so stay tuned here on the website, through our newsletter or on Facebook.

So far, the following are planned for 2022/23

OneHeart22 is four jam-packed and wildly inspiring days at the start of the autumn holidays for creative people and performers. That includes songwriters, worship singers, musicians, sound and lighting engineers and producers.

Communication enables you to communicate your personal faith naturally, in a way that influences and leaves its mark. Autumn 2022.

Listen! is a week of teaching about living a prophetic life. Whatever you are doing in life, God's gift to those around us is that we listen to Him and pass on the hope and freedom that comes from the Father's heart to those around us. Spring, 2023.

Songwriting Camp We are putting the great creative forces together to stand together for the music in our churches nationally, and we are doing this because we want to see revival in our country, so we are not only working to translate the great songs we know from the US and Australia, but also want to seek God for what He wants to say to His church and His people right now in Denmark.

Young Street is the end of the school year and runs parallel to the Apostolic Church Summer Camp. It is a camp for young people between the ages of 17 1/2 and about 25.